From the Dean: April 2021

Dear Purdue Engineering Community,

This week, Purdue Engineering reached #4 in the U.S. in the 2022 ranking of graduate and research programs by U.S. News and World Report. Among the top five engineering colleges in the country, only two are public universities: UC Berkeley and Purdue. 

While any ranking is a crude approximation, we are proud of the effort and success of our faculty, staff and students as reflected in the new ranking. This not only continues our College’s momentum and upward trajectory, but also is likely the first time any engineering college with almost 17,000 students, over 14,000 of them residential, attained #4. The Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale, PES, was an institutional aspiration articulated in the strategic plan three years ago, and what you do each day is why we have attained it. 

This month we are celebrating our faculty’s contributions to learning, discovery and engagement in the annual faculty awards program as well as those from students, such as Daniel Gochenaur, who was recently selected as a Churchill Scholar. 

Later this month, we continue the tradition of Purdue E-Week with events hosted by many student organizations during April 12-16:

And as we get to the end of Spring semester in early May, we will also be celebrating the contributions by Asian American and Pacific Islander Boilermakers. You can share your ideas here.

Thank you and Boiler up! 


Mung Chiang
John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering
Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University